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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Koreans told to quit smoking as Kim kicks the habit ($$)

has not been seen smoking in public for more than two months. The change coincides with a new anti-smoking campaign by his government. According to a Japanese sushi chef who worked for the Kim family during the young leader’s childhood, he took up smokin
Times Of London (uk)
added May 21, 2016 20:30
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[Korea - North, Korea - South] Survivor who escaped the brutal North Korean regime reveals how prisoners are forced to watch public executions in 'Nazi style' camps compared to Auschwitz

'Also, women’s rights in the two countries are so different. In North Korea, women are often treated harshly, but in South Korea, I saw women smoking, which is unimaginable in the North.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 4, 2016 14:13
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[Korea - North] What North Korean propaganda posters reveal

North Korea also produces a number of anti-smoking posters, having joined the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2005. The WHO reports that the country "keenly celebrates" World No Tobacco Day every year. They document developments in the c
CNN
added Jan 2, 2018 04:12
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[Asia, China, Korea - North] North Korean Tobacco Factories, Smuggled Cigarettes Bring in Cash For Pyongyang

North Korea continues to pull in badly needed foreign cash through the sale of tobacco products, much of it produced in joint ventures with China and sold as counterfeit cigarettes across Asia, sources say.
Radio Free Asia (RFA)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:53
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[Korea - North] Diplomats and Deceit: North Korea’s Criminal Activities in Africa (PDF)

North Korean defectors interviewed for this report have claimed that significant quantities of tobacco and cigarettes have also been shipped from Africa to North Korea...diplomats frequently took advantage of duty-free allocations to buy cigarettes and
Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (ch)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:50
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North, Korea - South] 'N. Korea selling counterfeit money to terrorists'

They also said the cash-strapped regime may try to expand trafficking networks in drugs, weapons, cigarettes, and counterfeit luxury goods... "I brought Marlboro cigarettes with me when I defected to Seoul and they were made in North Korea."
Korea Times (kr)
added Jun 28, 2016 20:07
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[Asia, Korea - North] N. Korea waging nonsmoking campaign as Kim Jong-un not seen smoking in 2 months

North Korea has actively launched a nonsmoking campaign and even set up research stations across the country to get people to stop smoking, according to North Korean media reports. In a report picked up in Seoul, the North's official
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added May 19, 2016 23:24
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[Korea - North] North Korea defector reveals late leader's fears over libido and diabetes

Scientists were tasked with developing aphrodisiacs ...They were also asked to replicate the leader's favorite western brand of cigarette - Rothmans - with tobacco imported from Africa. The scientists were sworn to secrecy and could not even tell their fa
Reuters
added Mar 12, 2016 21:32
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[Korea - North] North Korea Making Counterfeit Japan Cigarettes, Sankei Says

Bloomberg News
added Dec 9, 2007 00:00
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[Korea - North] Kim Jong-un calls for North Korea to create a world-class auto industry as he inspects ancient machinery on visit to a truck factory (and shows health and safety will be no obstacle by smoking a cigarette)

Kim also showed that health and safety rules do not apply to semi-divine dictators as he blithely held a cigarette in his hand next to a rusty conveyor belt and a computer that looks as old as the factory itself.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 6, 2017 15:28
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